Construction Site Accidents
New York Lawyers for Immigrants with Construction Site Injuries
Experienced Advocacy for Immigrants Injured during Construction Work
Many immigrants work at construction sites and risk of injury in this industry is very high. The fact you are an immigrant does not prevent you from pursuing a lawsuit to recover damages for injury. However, it is to your advantage when seeking representation to work through the Long Island Law Offices of William A. Streppone. We can protect your immigration rights while you work with an experienced injury lawyer in our network of affiliated attorneys.
Unfortunately, some unethical employers believe they can take advantage of immigrant workers by not providing safe worksite conditions or by not adhering to health and safety laws. Immigrant injury at construction sites is considerable because a large number of immigrants work in this industry. The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) reported that in 2011 immigrants accounted for 22 percent of the construction work force and this statistic was on the rise.
Types of Construction Site Accidents
Construction workers are prone to different types of accidents, such as:
- Scaffolding accidents
- Crane accidents
- Falling objects
- Ladder accidents
- Welding accidents
- Trench collapses
- Electrical shock or electrocution
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Toxic exposure
- Building collapse
- Structure collapse
New York State labor law has a section that specifically protects construction workers and has become known as the “Scaffolding Law.” When your work involves scaffolds, ladders, hoists, stays, slings hangers, pulleys, irons, ropes, blocks, braces and similar devices, the Scaffolding Law enables you to bring lawsuits against property owners or general contractors whose negligence resulted in injuries.
We also can help you sue negligent third parties, such as the manufacturer of defective equipment or machines.
If you have been hurt in an accident or by a product, you may be entitled to a cash reward. It is important to have an attorney who understands your legal status in the United States guide you through these types of cases while protecting your rights so you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
Serious Construction Site Injuries
A fall from a scaffold or ladder can cause serious injuries that result in permanent disability, such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury (paralysis) or internal organ damage. Nerve damage can also occur and when limbs are severely damaged, a worker may require amputation.
It makes a difference who you choose to handle your case, and when you are an immigrant, you also have concerns about status, possible deportation or other issues. For this reason, it makes sense to use Long Island Attorney William A. Streppone because of his vast knowledge and experience with immigration law. The combination of our firm’s skills in collaboration with an experienced accident and injury lawyer provides you with the legal protection you need to safeguard your rights and recover damages.
Contact Us – NY Immigration Law Firm
If you are you or a family member is struggling with an immigration law problem, call Long Island immigration attorney William Streppone at (631)265-3988 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your situation and learn how our experience can benefit you.
You may also contact us online, to contact us about your legal problem.